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Children's Social Care Data User Group

A network of academics, local authority data managers, analysts, charities and funders with a shared vision that administrative data from children’s social care and other relevant agencies in England can be analysed and fed back into policy and practice to improve the way that children’s social care services respond to children, young people and their families.

Set up in 2017 by the Rees Centre, University of Oxford and Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL, the group focuses on data submitted to and analysed by the Department for Education (namely the SSDA 903 children looked after data and the Children in Need Census data).

Membership is open to any individual or organisation who is using, or plans to use, children’s social care data collated by the Department for Education (Child in Need data, Looked After Children data or Section 251 social care expenditure data in relation to children’s services).

For more information and to sign up, visit this page.

International Network on Infants, Toddlers and Child Protection

The first meeting of this group was held in September 2019, led jointly by the Rees Centre, University of Oxford (Professor Harriet Ward), the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford (Professor Jane Barlow) and Chapin Hall, University of Chicago (Dr Fred Wulczyn).

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